May 17, 2012 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: NWC band plans spring craft fair

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Northwest Christian Schools Crusader band department will hold its first spring craft fair at the High School Activity Center, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will include vendors from Washington and Idaho selling wood crafts, clothing, jewelry, paintings and glass works. Northwest Christian students will entertain visitors with music, sell food and raffle off gift baskets.

St. Aloysius selling tickets for art party

Tickets are now on sale for the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Adult Art Party Extravaganza, June 2 at St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m.

The grown-up festivities include works of art by local artists and hands-on, interactive art experiences, plus wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and chocolate.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in the school office, or by emailing akrauss@dioceseofspokane.org. Proceeds will benefit the St. Al’s art program.

For more information, call Nancy Giese at (509) 489-7825, ext. 14. Participants must be 21 and over.

Riverside Spanish students score well

Students at Riverside High School were recognized for what they learned in their Spanish classes after taking the National Spanish exam. More than 33,000 students in the U.S. took the exam. Riverside students Daniel Hart, Jett Jeffrey and Delaney McMahon scored in the 95th percentile in the country.

The average Riverside score was higher than the national average in every category. Categories included vocabulary, grammar and comprehension.

Cheney Schools makes announcement

Cheney Public Schools recently announced Sean Dotson as the Cheney Schools associate superintendent. He was most recently the principal at Sunset Elementary. In his career, he has also been a high school teacher, an assistant principal and acting principal.

Dotson earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Eastern Washington University and is currently enrolled in the superintendent credential program at Washington State University. According to a news release from the Cheney School District, he was the top candidate for the position, based on his “wealth of skills and interpersonal relationships.”

Dotson is a longtime member of the Cheney community and a Cheney High School alum.

He will begin his new position in July, replacing Debra Clemens. Clemens has been promoted to superintendent for Cheney Schools.


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